TRANSWALL VISUALIZATION ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS FOR SURGICAL CIRCULAR STAPLERS

  • US 20120024934A1
  • Filed: 07/30/2010
  • Published: 02/02/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A surgical instrument comprising:

  • an elongated shaft defining a central axis and having a distal end portion configured to operably support a circular staple cartridge therein;

    at least one detection member operably supported within said elongated shaft, each detection member having a distal portion that is radially deployable away from said central axis upon application of a deployment motion thereto; and

    a light on said distal portion of said detection member.

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